Basements that have higher moisture content than first and second-floor areas of the home isn’t uncommon. If these moisture levels are managed properly, it will likely cause little to no problems. However, many basements suffer from extensive water incursion, and this will typically call for Wet Basement Repair in Baltimore.
The fact is that a wet basement can happen for a number of reasons. Typically, the reasons stem from porous basement walls that allow moisture from either the ceiling or the walls to enter into the basement area. Often times, one of the best ways to combat this is to look for cracks in the basement floor or walls. Also, spaces in between the walls and the ceiling joists can also allow water to enter into the basement, especially during periods of heavy rain.
In these instances, the way to solve this problem is to fill the cracks in those surfaces and to place waterproofing sealants on the basement walls and floors. These sealants are applied like paint. However, they are much different than paint in that these sealants actually bond with the concrete or mortar surfaces used for basement walls and floors. This creates a barrier that prevents moisture from coming through any cracks or chips.
For extensive water incursion, there are times where the exterior of the basement walls will need to be covered with a waterproof membrane. This is extremely effective, although it is fairly labor-intensive. In order to access the exterior of the basement walls, a great deal of excavation may be required in order to expose the exterior walls. Once exposed, the membranes can be easily affixed to the exterior wall, thus creating an effective moisture barrier. This will keep a basement dry, even when there are excessive periods of rainfall.
Whether you use your basement for a living space, storage or a combination of both, water incursions can cause a great deal of difficulty. Water can ruin building materials, as well as being a breeding ground for dangerous mold and mildew growth. However, by handling any water incursions, whether they be minimal or significant, with Wet Basement Repair in Baltimore, a basement space can be useful and safe for many years to come. To learn more about what waterproofing can do for your basement, you may want to check out Armored Basement Waterproofing LLC Baltimore.